Kobe Bryant Defends Russell Westbrook from Haters After OKC Star Takes 43 Shots


After Oklahoma City Thunder star Russell Westbrook nearly put up another triple-double Sunday with 54 points, eight assists and nine rebounds, there was only one number some people cared about:Forty-three.Westbrook took 43 shots during Sunday's game against the Indiana Pacers.Forget the fact that Westbrook shot nearly 50 percent from the floor, making 21 of his field-goal attempts. The fact that he took 43 shots seems to overshadow his overall numbers for some people.After seeing some of the criticism, Read more [...]

Questlove Defends Iggy Azalea, Calls “Fancy” the “Song of the Summer”


Everywhere you do, people are belting out their versions of Iggy Azalea's summer hit “Fancy” and it’s even caught the attention of musical legend Questlove. While speaking to Time magazine about his new SoundClash series on VH1, the Roots performer said that the Australian-born rapper’s single is "effective and catchy as hell.” "I'm caught in between. And I defend it," Questlove said of Iggy. "I see false Instragram posts like, 'She said the N-word! She said the N-word! I'll call people Read more [...]

Dolly Parton Defends Miley Cyrus for Time 100: “She Knows What She’s Doing”


It's been a big year for Miley Cyrus, so it's not surprising that the controversial singer earned a spot on Time's 100 Most Influential People list. In the issue, the 21-year-old's godmother Dolly Parton defended the former Disney gal stating that she's got the brains to make it work in the music business. “She knows what she’s doing,” Parton writes. “She was very proud of the work she did as Hannah Montana, but people were gonna leave her there forever. And she was just smotherin’ and Read more [...]

Kerry defends US Mideast policy


U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry hit Friday at criticism that the Obama administration's Middle East policy is in disarray, maintaining that the U.S. is actively engaged in multiple ambitious diplomatic initiatives in the region and elsewhere. Kerry spoke at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, as Syria peace talks were near collapse 265 miles away in Geneva. Kerry rejected what he branded the "myth" of U.S. disengagement. He pointed to active and simultaneous Obama administration Read more [...]